RoyOMartin’s plywood-manufacturing plant in Chopin will hold a special, COVID-compliant drive-by hiring event for production team members on Thursday, December 3, 2020, in the Alexandria Mall parking lot at the former Capital One Bank location. Jobseekers may drive through anytime between noon and 5 p.m. to receive information and drop off a resume. Company representatives will be on hand to collect resumes and provide details about scheduled interviews the following day at t
Claudia Troll-Johnson spent the past 13 years carving out stories of the forest and the sawmill in Long Leaf at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum (SFHM). She is the sixth director of the 57-acre attraction and the only woman. She retired in August. The time was ripe for her particular skill set when she arrived in 2007. A 20-year career in education teaching English, art, theater and technology was just what the museum needed as they embarked on new exhibits, or as Troll-Jo
Reforesting the South was big in the 1950s, but a tiny insect that grew in great numbers was thwarting those efforts in western Louisiana and East Texas by stripping pine seedlings of their needles and destroying them. Foresters involved with the restoring of millions of bare, cutover acres were in a dilemma to control the leaf-cutting town ants and were hopeful that anything discovered could be applied to the region under siege. The technology for this reforestation effort w
Here's something entertaining ... figuring out how old a tree is without having to harm it. The International Society of Arboriculture says there's a formula you can use based on the species of tree. Check it out by clicking the link below. How Old is That Tree?
Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding Louisiana agricultural producers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for coronavirus assistance is nearing its December 11, 2020 deadline. “That deadline is about a month away and will be here before you know it. And with the holidays coming up, people get even busier and distracted. If you have not applied, I urge you to contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office as soon as you can,” said
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has scheduled two more dates and locations to collect unwanted pesticides from agricultural producers across the state who need assistance disposing of them properly. The next date for the Unwanted Pesticide Pick-Up Program will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Shutt’s Seed Service located, 12548 La. 1 in Hamburg. The second date scheduled is Dec. 10 at Teche Farm Supply, 2100 Canal St. in Jeanerette. Eligible item